New virtual tours by The Canadian Canoe Museum engage seniors, reduce isolation

Seniors in Peterborough City and County will now be able to visit The Canadian Canoe Museum without leaving the comfort and safety of their residences, thanks to new funding. Intended to reduce social isolation, and provide opportunities for community interaction, The Canadian Canoe Museum’s new...

Canadian Canoe Museum Reopens

The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to welcome visitors back into their galleries starting Saturday, July 25th. Work has...

Voyageur Canoe Tour Season Continues At The Peterborough Lift...

Peterborough, ON, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – The Canadian Canoe Museum’s one-of-a-kind Voyageur Canoe Tour experiences at the Peterborough...
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Press Release: Canadian Canoe Museum Receives $10 Million For...

On April 1, 2019,The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Canadian Canoe Museum...

Visionary Design Announced for Canadian Canoe Museum

-- The following is a press release from the Canadian Canoe Museum --   Members of the Architect...

What’s In the Canadian Canoe Museum

1. “It’s astonishing just how sophisticated these kayak designs are,” says Canadian Canoe Museum curator Jeremy Ward, gesturing to...
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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. We're an engaging, family-friendly museum with more than 100 canoes and kayaks on display. Visitors will enjoy interactive, hands-on galleries, a scavenger hunt, model canoe building and puppet theatre for children. Through inclusive, memorable and engaging exhibits and programs we share the art, culture, heritage and spirit of paddled watercraft with our communities.

Founded on a collection of the late Professor Kirk Wipper, and established in Peterborough, Ontario, in 1997, the museum's holdings now number more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Together they span the country from coast to coast to coast and represent many of the major watercraft traditions of Canada.